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Here's today's labor history:
On this date in 2011, a crowd estimated to be 100,000 strong rallied at the Wisconsin state Capitol in protest of what was ultimately to become a successful push by the state’s Republican majority to cripple public employee bargaining rights.
Today's labor quote is by Robert M. LaFollette:
“What is it that is swelling the ranks of the dissatisfied? Is it a growing conviction in state after state, that we are fast being dominated by forces that thwart the will of the people and menace representative government?”
"Fighting Bob" La Follette was an American Republican politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the Governor of Wisconsin, and was also a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. This 1897 quote opens John Nichols 2012 book “Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street.”